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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 3, 2010 11:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry vocals 78'

Bob smoked? I though he was the veggie purist of the group. Now that's the reason I come to the Archive - tidbits like this. I've always thought his singing devolved into yelling because he screamed so much at the end of the NFAs, Lovelights, etc.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jan 4, 2010 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry vocals 78'

Yeah, weird right? Someone once posted some video from the Built to Last sessions where Bob was smoking. I had the same reaction. I guess it shouldn't be too surprising.

Just stumbled upon that video: http://www.vimeo.com/5400206

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 3, 2010 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry vocals 78'

Yep, it is a bit of a contradiction, isn't it? There have even been attempts to hide/subvert/mask it, I am relatively confident (ie, on his part). And, he has tried to quit as well...

But, we had some extended thread about it a while back, with lots of folks weighing in, and it seems he has smoked most of his career, but just didn't do it "in public" to the degree Jerry did...

Like you, I thought he changed his style purposefully, and certainly Phil and Jerry did talk about thinking he lost it because of his antics with yells (why didn't Donna, eh? Damn...) or at least they said as much in a few early 70s interviews we discussed here.